- 2 Post By BobK
I am trying to understand how phonetics alphabet works. I have quite problem about -th sound.
There are two different symbols in the phonetics alphabet depending on the sound you make. For instance differences as in thin/these..
If you know the pronounciation of these words (thin/these) then you can understand which symbols need to use however, if you come across with a word that you have not heard it before how can you understand which symbols of -th you need to use?
I'd really be very happy if you can reply my questions.
Generally you can't know without looking in a dictionary - which will tell you whether to use theta or eth.
Originally Posted by triannen
However, the common function words - the, that, this, these, those, them, they - all use the voiced eth.
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